Stan: Man, I'm seeing stuff for the first time that I've never seen before.
Stan: All right, well welcome back guys. Today, we got a pretty packed show for you because we are going to walk you step by step how to base your own retaining wall block. We're gonna take all the mystery out of what you do, why you do it, and how you do it. So get ready for that. Plus, we're gonna talk in detail about why some landscaping companies like to offer "tiered retaining walls." Now I'm air quoting for a very specific reason, because there's kind of a few red flags, I guess would be the way I'd say. If a landscape company is only offering you a tiered retaining wall, there's a reason, and we want to make sure that you guys fully understand all the benefits, and all of the bad things that go along with building a tiered retaining wall.Plus then today, we're gonna talk in depth about why these systems are mortarless. It's crazy, but there's a rhyme and a reason to that as well. So without...
Stan Genadek: All right, guys, I pretty excited to talk to you about today's subject, because I've never seen this before I was working on this job site. It's called the Stone Deck System and it's a new product by Belgard. And what it does is it allows the average framing contractor to put a deck frame up and then to actually install porcelain tile, stone tile, pavers right over the top of that. Typically, you would never that because they're just not meant for it. But, they've got this new system created that lets the average person do it. So if you're a contractor and you've always wanted to be able to kind of start to get into hardscapes or create that hardscape look, this is how you do it. This is pretty cool and a big thanks goes out to Belgard for bringing Phil and I down to Ohio, teaching us the ropes on this so that we could bring this to you guys.
Stan Genadek: So, without wasting any more time, let's go build a stone deck over a wood frame. I know that sounds odd,...
Elliot: But look at how heavy this stuff is.
Bob: Dude, that's wreck.
Elliot: This is wet. This is grass, dirt, leaves, sticks. It was blowing this no problem.
Bob: Yeah, that's nuts, dude. Every now and then a company will come along that's so absolutely confident in their product, that they'll let me do a long-term test on it with no restrictions. Ventrac did it, then last year Wright mowers did it, and this spring Hurricane stepped up to the plate and did the exact same thing. They let me borrow one of their leaf blowers without asking me to do any single thing for them in return. No videos, no pictures, the only thing they wanted from me was honest feedback on how their product performed. Let's see how these things actually step up.
Bob: The whole story starts when I went out to Muskegon, Michigan. I wanted to get a snowplow or push blade put on the back of my pickup truck and the guys that make that push blade also happen to make these Hurricane leaf...
Speaker 1: This is going to be the ultimate mower battle.
Speaker 2: Well, i have a wonderful electronic invention I want you to see. It looks something like this ...
Brian: You get into that neutral position, and it flings. When the whole unit stops, you definitely fling.
Elliott: I don't have the largest hands, I'll be honest, but this is really far away. It's uncomfortable.
Speaker 1: So, is there anything you actually like about this mower, Brian? It's like some companies don't want me testing out their tools and equipment. I can't figure out why ... A lot of things they can see we have room for improvement on, on this thing.
Brian: Yes, sir.
Speaker 1: It does a good job of flattening the grass.
Speaker 1: If I wanted to run over it, I could bring my four-wheeler out here and do just about as good of a job and have a little bit more fun -
Speaker 1: Than I could doing it with this ...
Speaker 1: All right, guys, so today didn't turn out the way...
Speaker 1: So while we're building retaining wall here in Minnesota, Phil and his crew are gonna be down in Georgia doing the rest of this artificial turf installation project. No, I'm just gonna tell you a little something about Phil, and Eduardo, and his crew, I've never actually met anybody better at doing what they're doing. Today they're gonna walk you through step by step, everything that you guys need to know to wrap up this project on your own. If you're thinking about doing artificial turf, these are the guys to go to.
Speaker 1: If you guys are interested in knowing what we're doing, Zander, pan back, I'll let these guys see the overall scope of this project.
Zander: All right.
Speaker 1: While they're down in Georgia working, Tim, Lane, Zander, and I are gonna be building a brand new entryway to this building. And this no ordinary entryway, because the retaining walls that we're gonna be constructing ...
Speaker 1: This is gonna be so cool, the reason they say it like...
Speaker 1: Should be rolling.
Speaker 1: All right guys, today we're gonna talk about the different ways that contractors scam their customers. This is not theory, this is actual real world job sites, projects that I've been a part of, and I've actually seen how contractors work and manipulate behind the scenes, to screw over their customers.
Speaker 1: Now, this video's going to apply to you if you're a contractor or if you're a customer looking at working with a contractor, you're going to find some stuff in here that hopefully will help you out. One of the most important things I can tell you guys is to read the comments down below, because you're going to have a lot of contractors sharing their experiences. They know exactly what I'm talking about and they've got stories of their own.
Speaker 1: And the third type of thing you're going to get, is guys that I piss off, because I'm actually going to tell the secrets behind how they operate. Now if you're one of those guys that I...